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Steering Committee

Satoshi Konishi
Executive Vice President, KDDI Research
Vice President, Technology Planning

Mr. Satoshi Konishi joined Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (now KDDI Corp.) in 1993, after getting his M.S.E.E degree from the University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan.

Since 1995, he has been engaged in research and development of radio resource allocation and management for wireless systems. Since 2006, he also contributed to standardization activities at 3GPP/3GPP2/ITU-R for 4G and 5G, where he led several working groups. While being involved in R&D and standardization activities, he also contributed a lot to LTE commercialization for KDDI from 2008 to 2012.

Jongsik Lee
Head of Infrastructure DX R&D Center

Mr. Jongsik Lee is currently responsible for leading Infra DX R&D Center, one of KT Institute of Convergence Technology. He joined KT in 1998 and has worked on various wireless areas including 3G, Mobile WiMAX, and LTE-related R&D project. Since 2014, he has been leading LTE Evolution and 5G-related R&D projects. His latest contributions include developing, deploying and improving key 5G technologies leading up to and beyond KT’s commercial launch in 2019.

He received the B.S. & M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Seoul National University in 1996 and in 1998, respectively. His main research areas were RF and microwave engineering.

Dr. Chung Ng
SVP of Group CTO Office

Dr. Chung Ng is responsible for leading the group’s product and technology roadmap and strategic development. Before PCCW-HKT, Chung contributed to the Big Data/AI strategy at Telstra as well as its international growth strategy. Prior to Telstra, Chung was an Associate Partner of Cluster Technology Limited which serves the Greater China market with professional services and solutions in high-performance computing, machine learning, big data, and public cloud.

In 2008, Chung joined McKinsey & Company in the Hong Kong office. He received his DPhil in Information Engineering from the University of Oxford and held the Croucher Foundation Scholarship to work toward his research degree in wireless ad-hoc networks. Chung also received BEng and MPhil in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mathew Oommen
Reliance Jio

Mr. Mathew Oommen is President at Reliance Jio. He is responsible for accelerating the creation and adoption of a digital ecosystem for India, inclusive of network, systems, devices, and platforms. Prior to Reliance Jio, Mr. Oommen has held various leadership positions in the product, technology and operations of major service provides – including Chief Technology Officer at Sprint, President of Technology and Services at  Reliance Industries Group, and Chief Technology and Product Officer at Flag Telecom (a Reliance Company), Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, and, one month later became a member of the Board, after its name was officially changed to SoftBank Mobile Corp.

Osamu Kamimura
Vice President and
Head of Spectrum Policy Office

Mr. Osamu Kamimura is Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office at SoftBank Corp. and is responsible for international standardization and domestic regulatory activities relating to SoftBank's mobile telecommunications business. 

He has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile telecommunications industry. Based on his knowledge obtained through his experience in several mobile operation companies, he has played a key role in various activities such as the development of ITU-R Recommendations and domestic regulations for "AXGP", which is a mobile telecommunications system based on next generation PHS, enhanced to incorporate LTE technology. 

John Saw
Group CTO
T-Mobile US

John Saw, Ph.D., is the Group CTO of T-Mobile US, where he and his team of brilliant technologists are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to disrupt wireless and bring a little joy to customers’ lives.

John was previously the chief technology officer at Sprint, where he transformed its network performance and oversaw the company’s 5G rollout. John was also the chief technology officer at Clearwire before the company was acquired by Sprint in 2013. Long recognized as a pioneer in the 2.5 GHz band, he’s led the development of the 2.5 GHz bandone of the most valuable mid-band spectrums in the U.S. and one of the largest ecosystems in the world. John has also held senior leadership roles developing and deploying wireless technologies at AT&T Wireless, Bell Northern Research, Netro Corp., and Nortel.

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